• Jill

Garden Update!


Whew! Babysitting is hard work! I haven't had the time to get into the garden the way that I should - so things are a little ragged, but still happily blooming, for which I am grateful.


I am preparing for watering restrictions beginning tomorrow -- which means:


"Effective Wednesday, outdoor watering is restricted to two days per week, down from the current three, with watering permitted at odd-numbered street addresses on Mondays and Fridays, and at even-numbered addresses on Thursdays and Sundays.


Watering with sprinklers will be limited to eight minutes per station. Sprinklers with water-conserving nozzles will be limited to 15 minutes per station. All watering will have to be done in the evening or early morning, with no watering permitted outdoors between 9 a.m. and 4 p.m."


I'm not quite sure how this will affect my plants - or how they can police my water usage in the backyard...but anyways, I'm going to be a rule follower.


And I feel pretty sad about it, because I think that it will likely severely impact something that gives me such great joy. Ergh. I'll get over it. But honestly. The pandemic, the economy, school shootings, climate change.


The garden can be so healing. I guess we'll just have to heal with a little less water!